Mr. Majestyk by Elmore Leonard

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“Splendid…entirely engrossing.”
Los Angeles Times

“First-rate…an excellent thriller…well-plotted and smoothly written…crackles with suspense.”
Bergan Record

A classic crime novel, Mr. Majestyk is vintage Elmore Leonard—an edgy, dark, fiendishly compelling tale of a quiet man making a whole lot of noise.  “The best writer of crime fiction today” (USA Today)—the acclaimed author who brought the world Raylan Givens, the  trigger-happy U.S. Marshal who lights up  TV screens across America in the hit series Justified—Leonard makes a big noise himself with this timeless noir tale of personal justice and brutal vengeance. When a war veteran Arizona farmer loses everything, ruined by the local mob, he decides to fight back in this masterful crime fiction thriller—early proof that Leonard not only belongs in the company of John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, Robert B. Parker and the other great names in American mystery and suspense…he is, in fact, “The King Daddy of crime writers” (Seattle Times).

 

About Elmore Leonard

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Elmore Leonard has written more than forty books during his highly successful writing career, including the bestsellers Road Dogs, Up in Honey's Room, The Hot Kid, Mr. Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, and the critically acclaimed collection of short stories When the Women Come Out to Dance. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Be Cool. Justified, the hit series from FX, is based on Leonard's character Raylan Givens, who appears in Riding the Rap, Pronto, the short story "Fire in the Hole," and Raylan. Leonard is the recipient of the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA, and the Grand Master Award of the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Bloomfield Village, Michigan.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 240 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction

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